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QUALITY | 7 out of 10
Rear seating is ample
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The 2008 Dodge Avenger scores high in cabin space ratings, with many reviewers commenting on the car's headroom.
"The Avenger's cabin is spacious enough for two six-foot, two-inch occupants to sit one behind the other in comfort," according to Automobile. This is confirmed at ConsumerGuide, which reports "adult-adequate headroom with no excess legroom," although a "narrow cabin rules out three-abreast adult seating." Reviewers nonetheless appreciate the Dodge Avenger's well-designed and comfortable front seats. Autoblog calls these 2008 Dodge seats "relatively comfortable [with] good lateral support." The rear seats are also comfortable for two adults.
Bringing down the 2008 Dodge Avenger's overall score in this category are its low marks for both cargo room. ConsumerGuide laments the Dodge Avenger's interior stowage options, which are "limited to a too-narrow center console and smallish glovebox." Other reviews read by TheCarConnection.com also made note of the relatively small trunk, especially when compared to competitors. On the other hand, Autoblog gleefully notes "interior accoutrements include a bevy of delightful beverage-centric items, including the Chill Zone storage compartment mounted in the dash and the heated/cooled cup holders."
Cars.com is critical of this 2008 Dodge cabin: "the Avenger's interior is long on creature features but short on quality...the center storage console feels and sounds a bit cheap when you open and close it." ConsumerGuide, however, reports that the Dodge Avenger "R/T has upgraded trim, which, with the available leather seating, somewhat improves the interior ambiance." Edmunds acknowledges "although not exactly premium in feel, the Avenger's cabin is a step up from the outgoing Stratus."
ConsumerGuide cites noise levels, reporting "wind noise is effectively hushed, even at highway speed," but adding that "lack of suspension refinement contributes to excess of creaks and groans over poor road surfaces."
Cabin room is good inside the 2008 Dodge Avenger, but mediocre finishes and road noise fall far short of the class leaders.